A composting bin

Can I put envelope in my compost bin?


It's complicated, whether you can put envelope into your composting bin, so read on!

Key info
Brown material📂
6 months - 5 years

Get the right balance of brown and green composting materials in your bin with our expert guide.

So long as it's natural and unbleached paper, you should be able to compost most of the paper packaging that makes its way into your mailbox.

This includes envelopes and even some cardboard.

Just note that plastic can't be composted.

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